2016 Yunnan Sourcing "Shan Hou" Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
"Shan Hou Gu Shu" (lit. Behind the Mountain Old Tree) is a mountainous area in Jinggu County of Simao where 100-250 year old tea trees are growing. Shan Hou tea trees are Assamica varietal growing wild without intervention. Tea is harvested only twice a year, not 4 times a year like in many places. This gives the tea more strength, body, aroma and cha qi!
Shan Hou tea is thick and sweet with a strong pungent almost savory mushroom broth-like texture and taste. Very infusable tea that gains intensity gradually and then platueas gradually petering out. Goes 10-12 infusions!
April 2016 harvest
58 kilograms in total
400 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo tong)
Stone-Pressed in the traditional manner
Wrapper Design by Ronald Visser
This tea has been tested in a certified laboratory for 191 pesticides, and is within the EU MRL limits set for those 191 pesticide residues. For a full list of the 191 pesticides we tested for and more information about MRL testing and the EU Food and Safety commission click on this link.